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The illusion of the ego

This episode explores the topic of the ego. What is ego? What part of me is really me? When we view ourselves and others as independent and permanent, we tend to view ourselves as finished products rather than works in progress. The reality is that the sense of self is an illusion, we are impermanent...

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Seeing with I’s of Wisdom

This episode explores the topics of Interdependence and Impermanence as well as the 8 fold path. Understanding these topics along with Emptiness, will help us to develop “wise view”, the most important part of the 8 fold path. Poem shared: “Autobiography In Five Short Chapters” by Portia Nelson. Subscribe to the podcast on: iTunes –...

101 Alan Watts Quotes
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101 Alan Watts Quotes

Reposted from Biocadence Blog Alan Watts (Jan 6, 1915 – Nov 16, 1973) was a philosopher known for opening Western minds to Eastern wisdom. He called himself an entertainer, rather than a guru or teacher, and encouraged a dialogue that is increasingly relevant in the spectrum of current events. Intertwined with stunning scholarship, his buoyant humor...

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The Nature of Human Suffering

This episode explores the nature of human suffering or the nature of the human condition. The first main discourse of the Buddha was concerning the nature of suffering, taught in a format commonly known as “The 4 Noble Truths”. Understanding the nature of suffering will allow us to explore how we can minimize suffering for...

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What is Secular Buddhism?

I’m happy to announce a new podcast called “Secular Buddhism”. A podcast for secular-minded people who are interested in learning more about Buddhist philosophy. This episode is an introduction to the new Secular Buddhism podcast. I’ll talk about what it is and why I’m starting this podcast. I hope you enjoy the introduction and if...